Today's News

  • Official proposes firefighter program in local high schools

    County Council will discuss a potential high school firefighter program at its meeting Monday.

    Council will hear a presentation about the proposed four-credit elective class from Lancaster County Emergency Management Director Morris Russell.

    The proposal calls for starting the program in two local high schools and expand it to other schools if needed.

    County Administrator Steve Willis said if the county adopts the new program, students could become certified firefighters upon completion of the course.

  • Grievance hearing set for fired police officer

    A grievance hearing for former Lancaster Police Department Sgt. Pat Parsons has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday.

    The hearing will be held in council chambers at Lancaster City Hall, 216 S. Catawba St.

    Parsons, 50, was fired March 2 after complaints from Angela Thompson and her son, LaDarius Truesdale, 18, that stated that Parsons used obscene language and threatened Truesdale and his family as Parsons investigated a case involving a stolen scooter.

  • Officers seize $20,000 in arrest

    A Lancaster man was arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop by county drug officers on Thursday that yielded more than 6 pounds of marijuana and $20,000.

    Lepoleon Hall, 32, of 927 Louisa St., has been charged by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana within proximity of a park.

    According to a press release, drug officers serving arrest warrants in the Central Avenue area saw Hall driving and knew that his driver’s license was suspended.

  • Shooting suspect charged after traffic stop

    Three Lancaster men, including one wanted in a shooting last month, were arrested after a traffic stop in the parking lot of Crenco on South Main Street on Monday.

    Demarcus Antoine Samuel, 20, of 122-A Pleasant Hill St., was charged by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office with unlawful carrying of a handgun, possession of marijuana and no turn signal.

    MiQuavis Jamar Cunningham, 19, of 305 N. Market St., was charged with possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana.

  • Edenmoor Timeline

    • 1999 – The Mulvaney Group begins putting together an 800-acre development it called St. Katherine’s.

    • July 2002 – Property zoned Planned Development District (PDD) 8 at the request of the Mulvaney Group/St. Katherine’s.

    • September 2004 – County Ordinance 623 creates special tax-assessment district for St. Katherine’s.

  • Blaze damages Kershaw building

    KERSHAW " Officials say a fire at a vacant industrial building in Kershaw is suspicious.

    Several fire departments from Lancaster and Kershaw counties battled a blaze at the vacant building on Little Dude Avenue in Kershaw on Wednesday night.

    The fire started about 3:30 p.m. at the vacant tin building across from ECN Inc.

    Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile said the fire is suspicious, but has not been ruled an arson.

  • Allen Tate executive to speak at chamber event

    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce will present its first 2010 Membership Luncheon at noon Tuesday at the Fairway Room of the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The guest speaker will be Pat C. Riley, president and chief operating officer of the Allen Tate Co.

    Riley will address housing market trends and the future outlook in Lancaster, Chester and York counties in his presentation, “Perspectives on National, Regional, and Local Housing Markets.”

  • Lancaster Speedway set for 2010 opener

    Lancaster Motor Speedway opens its 56th dirt track racing season Saturday night with the headliner, the Limited Late Model division $2,000 to win race.

    Some of the top drivers from the Carolinas and Georgia will be here. The Saturday card is  Crate Late Models, Crate Sportsman, Super Street, Pure Street, Super Stock 4, Young Guns V8, and Vintage.

    2009 points champions gearing up to defend their titles include Mike Huey in LLM, Brandy Baker in CLM and SS, Travis Payne in CS, Steve Hinson in PS, Jeffrey McGuirt SS4, Young Guns Andrew Yandle and Vintage Kenneth Deese.

  • Lady Bruins roll in softball victories

    The Lancaster High Lady Bruins notched a pair of Region IV-AAAA softball wins, including a pitching gem by senior hurler Anna Howey.

    Howey hurled a no-hitter, a walk shy of a perfect game on Tuesday when the LHS girls rolled to a 17-0 win over South Pointe.

    Howey, who aided the offense with three hits, struck out 11 and faced 16 batters, one over the minimum. She walked one.

    Shay McIlwain drilled four hits and Katy Ghent generated three hits. Crystal Cauthen, Kelsey Baker and Almesha Catoe each had two hits. Cherrell Cousar clubbed a three-run home run.

  • LHS soccer team off to fast start

    The 9-0-2 Bruin boys soccer team is off to its best start in recent seasons.

    The LHS boys, who won the Red Rose Classic at Indian Land and went unbeaten in the Chester Preseason soccer tournament, have played with a great deal of confidence, aggressiveness and tactical intensity to date.

    The Bruins are led by a strong senior class, which includes Carlos White, goalkeeper; Washington Kofi, defense; Paul Munoz, defense; Tommy Cranney, defense; Alex Roach, midfield; Drew Christensen, striker; Matt White, striker; and Kwame Austin, striker.